I hope this is where this project goes. It's not really a toy, but it's not really clothes either. My children love Noggin. They especially love Jack's big music show. On groundhog day, they had a video from Steve Burns, that my two littlest ones adore. We watch it every day on Noggin's website. My three year old has been asking for ears, and I can't say no to a crafty challenge. I included a shot from the video, so you could see my inspiration.
When I asked her to put them on so I could take a picture, she said no because she needed a groundhog shirt to wear with it! Oh, and I can't take credit for the dress, that was a present from a crafty relative.
I got inspired by all the rompers, and I had to try it. A friend of mine gave me a bunch of hand-me-downs that included some shirts that were large enough- yea, free clothes! My son is still in diapers, so I needed snaps on the bottom for easy access. Still, the total cost of the outfit was only 50 cents for the snaps.
He's playing with one of my measuring tapes. It only kept him still for a little while.
So, I turned on Clifford.
The snap tape made it kind of bunchy, so I need to do more work on the crotch part, but it turned out pretty well for my first! I actually used my zipper foot! (It gives me chills just looking at it )I have enough tape and shirts for two more rompers, maybe my next post will be better.
If any one has suggestions for the next two, I will be thrilled!
She gave me this fabric. This is not a fabric I would have chosen, mostly because it is so slippery. I could not get the interfacing to stick. (You can kinda see the fabric bubbling in the picture.) I couldn't really turn the iron up any higher because of the fabric; I scorched my test swatch. Any help from someone who has conquered this problem would be appreciated!
I wanted to make my (tiny) three year old daughter a dress for July 4. She spills everything, so I wanted it reversible.
I measured her really well, and even set the straps in more than a regular dress because she has problems with straps falling down. After I got it all put together, it wouldn't go down over her head! That's why the hem isn't finished. I got frustrated. The matching head-kerchief fits her really well, though. It's a good thing I have friends with smaller girls than her!
I have 4 kids, terrible allergies, and don't sleep much. But I refuse to look ridiculous with those eye gel thingies, so I made my own! I fill them with rice and dried chamomile or dried peppermint and keep them in the fridge. They work great! I've made all different colors, one to match every possible mood or pair of pj's I own.
Hey! So I got tired of doing the usual Chinese takeout, so I did it doggie-style! I actually made a couple of these, and they were claimed within hours of me carrying the first one to work with me. Let me know what you think!